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Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood seeing alliance boost

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is receiving a nearly $1 million funding boost and is adding staffers under its merger with the group’s Seattle-based affiliate.

Additional money was promised with the merger announced in February as the wealthier chapter for Washington, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska looked to help in states facing tougher anti-abortion laws. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the Indiana and Kentucky group’s tax filings show deficits of about $1.5 million in 2017 and 2016 despite closing several clinics in recent years.

Chris Charbonneau is the merged organization’s CEO and says it has been able to increase salaries while adding 45 positions in Indiana and Kentucky.

Indiana Right to Life president Mike Fichter calls the merger “a test market” for Planned Parenthood’s goal of expanding abortion access.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week.

A good 20° swing this morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel like temperatures in teens. Will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t hep us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Day time highs should warm to the upper 30s. Tonight will be cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid 40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by mid week with highs in the mid 40s.

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